The US stock market, as represented by the S&P 500, finished up 9.07% on the quarter, adding to a slightly positive return in the third quarter and closing the year up 31.49%.
The US economy, while slowing, has remained relatively strong as the global economy trudges along. However, the markets, the media and may in the investment community believe that tough times lay ahead both at home and abroad. Click here to read the full article Q3 2019 Economic Review
Markets Continue to Set Records in the Second Quarter of 2019 Stock markets in the U.S. and mostly around the globe turned in a good second quarter, which when combined with a good first quarter, created fantastic YTD returns for investors. In fact, the returns were historic, especially for the last month of the second [...]
The third quarter of this year saw mostly positive results. US stocks were up 7.12%, while Developed International stocks experienced gains of 1.4%. Emerging Markets and Global Real Estate saw negative results. Year to date, US stocks are up 10.6% and International stocks are down 2.7%. International stocks have experienced positive returns in their local [...]
Every quarter, we publish a report that features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a [...]
Though we have seen the markets generally move sideways this year, economic growth has surged in 2018. This is mostly due to an increase in fiscal stimulus. It is believed the tax cuts have added to both consumer and business spending. We are experiencing the 2nd longest economic expansion in history at 9 years (108 [...]
January got off to a fast start, with the DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ leaping by 5.8%, 5.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Many market experts attributed that performance to a fantastic fourth-quarter earnings season and the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. For backdrop, consider this from research firm FactSet: 77% of S&P [...]
At the beginning of 2017, a common view among money managers and analysts was that the financial markets would not repeat their strong returns from 2016. Many cited the uncertain global economy, political turmoil in the US, implementation of Brexit, conflicts in the Middle East, North Korea’s weapons buildup, and other factors. The global equity markets defied their predictions, with major equity indices in the US, developed ex-US, and emerging markets posting strong returns for the year.
The third quarter of 2017 will be remembered as a winner all around – the economy kept delivering positive news and all of the US stock markets performed very well. In fact, the markets essentially saw all regions and sectors return positive gains for investors. For the quarter ending September 30, 2017, the S&P 500 was up 4.0%, the DJIA gained 4.9% and NASDAQ climbed 5.8%.
Markets in Review The US stock markets continued advancing in the 2nd quarter of 2017 as corporate earnings growth, consumer confidence, business confidence, the Fed and employment numbers all continued pushing the markets to new highs. For the quarter ending June 30, 2017, the S&P 500 was up 3.09%, the DJIA gained 3.95% and NASDAQ climbed 4.16%.